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Tree Ghost

Right in time for Halloween:

Faces in places…

Postcards from Spain

Pinxtos - When Tapas meet Sushi 🙂

View from a hotel room in Sitges

Street Corner in Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

House front in Barcelona

All these photos – except for the Pinxtos – were shot as an exposure stack, aligned in Hugin and fused using enfuse. Subsequent editing in Photoshop.

Bildfehler update

I finally managed to update my portfolio site at with some stuff I did in the past 12 months. It’s in German but it’s got little text anyways. Check it out 🙂

Unfortunately I can’t show any imagery from my involvements on Ninja Assassin and Polanski’s Ghostwriter. Instead, there’s two new commercials, one for Mingr (posted previously on my blog) and a full CG car commercial for Infiniti:

And finally some frames from my main Shanghai project, a 10 minute motion ride for General Motor’s EXPO pavilion. It was shot on RED for the 4K horizontal resolution and featured lots of full-CG panoramas of a future version of Shanghai as well as lots of integration of greenscreen people into CG cars. I was involved in setting up the pipeline, leading an international comp team and developing the warm look of the CG scenes. Compositing was done in Nuke. It involved heavy use of projections to fit people into CG camera moves that went further and further away from what was shot. Also, mimicking real-life lens-flares was a fun task 🙂

Thanks to all people involved! One of our shading artists, Markus Graf, has posted a short reel of final as well as not-so-final scenes on YouTube:


Inception is a great movie.

In other news, I had this weird dream in which Mick Jagger broke into my house to reclaim a painting that I had previously stolen from him. Upon catching him in the act he asked me to do some VFX shots for the movie version of his heist which would have required a CGI replacement of his head except for his lower jaw which was to be shot in front of greenscreen.

I have difficulties piecing together the images that were mashed up by my subconciousness, but this awesome dialogue reminiscent of Clients From Hell probably played some part in it:

And if one day Mick Jagger is in a movie like this remember: you’ve read about the plot here first 🙂

Faces in Places

Still sober, officer! 😉


The new TRON trailer is out, which brought back memories of a TV show from the 80s. AUTOMAN! Check out the opener. Pretty neat VFX for a TV show back then.

Will neon glow become the next best design element, superseding the Apple-style gloss effect? We’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s a music video that already does a good job at resurrecting a 30 year-old image of cyberspace: Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang

edit: great, youtube disabled embedding of the video. Go this way instead.

Mingr TV commercial

Here’s the video for the Chinese Mingr commercial I did at Pixomondo Shanghai last year.

Tasks: compositing lead, art direction, set supervision